Blue Flex Sanding Disks

Blue Flex Discs

Updated: 9/30/2019. Change bars in Blue on left. 

Recently someone asked me for advice on sanding disks. That is easy!

I like the “Blue Flex” sanding disk sold by Vince’s Wooden Wonders.

I have been using these for the last 4-5 years and I am very happy.
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Best Drive Center

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Updated: 5/8/2020: I just discovered that this center is now be manufactured by Nova. It is called the “Nova Jumbo Spur Center”. You can get it from it is $90 on 5/8/2020. However, I now like the “Oneway Big Bite Spur” center better than this center. See my Oneway Big Bite Spur Center blog entry.
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Label Your Tools

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No Color Code

When someone saw the above photo they asked me. Do you have a “color code” for the bands on your tools.   I often get this question.

No I don’t. Long ago I started off in that direction. But, I just did not have the necessary discipline. I quickly ran out of colors (different shades of the same color are not good enough) and things get fouled up when you reuse a handle that was on a scraper for a new gouge. Etc.

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Turning Tools Bag

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I came across this “Pie Iron” storage bag the other day at Dick’s Sporting Good on sale for $10.    It is made by Rome.  Item #1998.  $20 on Amazon.

I have no idea what a “Pie Iron” is but the price was right.   It is just the right size for carrying my turning tools to club meetings, etc.
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Blog Moved from Quick Blogcast to WordPress

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Updated: 5/6/2022. Time marches on. Check out the HISTORY section at the bottom of Carl’ Woodturning Blog Intro for latest information.

I was forced by the GoDaddy people to move my blog from Quick Blogcast hosted by to WordPress hosted by

New and Old Blog address is the same.  No change.
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“Craters and Sun” for AAW Live Auction

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I am proud to report that my “Craters and Sun” square bowl is 1 of 30 pieces that has been selected by jury for the big Saturday Night Banquet Live Auction at the AAW National Symposium in Phoenix Arizona on June 13th, 2014.

Please bid early and often!
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